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Edward De Vere: Was He The True Shakespeare?

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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as on the of the best playwrights and poets to have ever existed. “It is a widely speculated topic that William Shakespeare did not write the poems and that up to about 50 other poets could have writen them.”("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) “William Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the english language.” ("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) It is widely speculated that the true Shakespeare is actually Edward De Vere. I firmlybelieve Shakespeare was not the true playwright because of his lack of education, lack of upper class etiquette, and the different penmanship over time.

It is thought that since everyone in Shakespeare’s family was uneducated that he also would not have had proper schooling and would be uneducated. If shakespeare was uneducated he could not have written 198 pieces of work ranging from sonnets, poems, and plays. With a vocabulary of over 13,000 words used overall in all of his pieces of work combined, if he was uneducated it is completely impossible for him to have written all of the plays, poems, and sonnets.

The alleged William shakespeare’s grave has text engraved on it saying “Good friend for jesus sake forbeare, to dig the dust enclosed heare. blesse be the man who spares the stones, and curst be he that moves my bones.” (Self, 2003) It is likely this was a cover up so no one would dig up the empty grave of the alleged William Shakespeare who did not exist. “Blesse be the man who spares the stones” (Self, 2003) there were stones found in his graves which points us in the direction that this was all one big cover up to keep the real poet and playwright hidden. In addition one of the main reasons why Edward De Vere would want to stay hidden is because a lot of the plays were highly political and very offensive to King James and the poet would have most likely been sentenced to death by the gillotin.

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